We all had advance training and earned the title Recon Ranger. We were all rifleman, but were all specialists and cross trained. In addition to carrying the M16 rifle, I was the teams corpsman. Thus I was called "Doc".
This is a team picture taken at the end of Sept 1970. Our radio call sign was Senator. The team was inserted into the Que Son Mts. It was a routine patrol with negative sightings or contact. I did not know it at the time, but it turned out to be my last patrol. When the team returned from the bush, I was called into the office and was told that I had orders to leave for Okinawa in the morning. My time in nam was over.